Wednesday's Sports Transactions

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Associated Press

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM

BASEBALL
American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned C Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHP Anthony Carter and RHP Jose De La Torre to their minor league camp.

DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned OF Quintin Berry to Toledo (IL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Garrett Sherrill and OF Xavier Nady on minor league contracts. Optioned Donnie Joseph to Omaha (PCL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Signed RHP Mark Lowe to a minor league contract.

MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Rochester (IL).

NEW YORK YANKEES — Claimed RHP Sam Demel off waivers from Houston.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Tacoma. Reassigned RHP Jeremy Bonderman to their minor league camp.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Claimed RHP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from Toronto. Placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 60-day DL.

CINCINNATI REDS — Reassigned LHP Wilkin De La Rosa and RHP Clay Hensley to their minor league camp.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Reassigned INF DJ LeMahieu to their minor league camp.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Signed INF Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year contract. Released INF Donnie Murphy. Placed SS Jeff Bianchi and 1B Corey Hart on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Kyle McPherson, INF Jordy Mercer and OF Alex Presley to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned C Lucas May, RHP Vin Mazzaro, C Carlos Paulino, OF Felix Pie, RHP Ryan Reid and LHP Mike Zagurski to their minor league camp.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Geer on a minor league contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reassigned LHP Fernando Abad and C Carlos Maldonado to minor league camp.

American Association

AMARILLO SOX — Signed OF Dan Evatt.

EL PASO DIABLOS — Signed RHP Matt Graham and INF Maikol Gonzalez.

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released RHP Aaron Shafer.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Signed LHP Alain Quijano.

WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed LHP Nick Walters.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed RHP Alex Capaul, RHP Tim Griffin and LHP Colton Pitkin.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Released INF Matt Cusick.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed SS Taylor Black to a contract extension. Signed C Sam Mahoney.

FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed INF Eric Groff.

JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed LHP Lucas Goodgion.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Released OF Tyler Wiesemeyer.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed RHP Burny Mitchem.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association

UTAH JAZZ_Signed G Jerel McNeal to a 10-day contract.

FOOTBALL
National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed S Jonathon Amaya.

BALTIMORE RAVENS_Agreed to terms with S Michael Huffa on a three-year contract.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Re-signed DT Dwan Edwards.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Released WR Anthony Armstrong. Signed S Will Allen and LB Justin Durant.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Released DT Tommy Kelly.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Released OT Jared Gaither.

Canadian Football League

MONTREAL ALOUETTES_Signed RB Dominic Rhodes to a two-year contract.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS — Claimed F Kaspars Daugavins off waivers from Ottawa. Recalled D Torey Krug from Providence (AHL).

DALLAS STARS — Recalled F Reilly Smith from Texas (AHL).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS — Placed D Kris Letang on injured reserve.

American Hockey League

CONNECTICUT WHALE — Announced D Jyri Niemi was reassigned to Greenville (ECHL).

PEORIA RIVERMEN — Signed D Nick Walters to an amateur tryout contract.

ECHL

ELMIRA JACKALS — Announced D Ben Blood was reassigned to the team from Binghamton (AHL).

LACROSSE
National Lacrosse League

COLORADO MAMMOTH — Activated D Ian Hawksbee. Signed D John Orsen.

SOCCER
Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Loaned D Bilal Duckett, F Matt Horth, M Gabe Latigue and D Tyler Polak to Rochester (USL PRO).

COLLEGE

BIG EAST CONFERENCE — Announced the soon-to-be-renamed conference has accepted East Carolina for all sports, effective July 1, 2014.

EDINBORO — Named Pat Cleary men's basketball coach.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN — Announced it has accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference.

IONA — Named Anthony Bozzella women's basketball coach.

NOTRE DAME — Announced freshmen WR's Davonte' Neal and Justin Ferguson are no longer with the football team.

OKLAHOMA — Announced junior F Amath M'Baye will enter the NBA draft.

ST. JOSEPH'S (IND.) — Fired men's basketball coach Richard Davis and women's basketball coach Brandon Turner.

WASHINGTON (MD.) — Announced the resignation of women's basketball coach Megan Duran.

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